The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0932 Monday, 1 May 2000.
Date: Friday, 28 Apr 2000 12:26:26 -0400
Subject: New E-journal on line: Early Modern Culture
The electronic journal, _Early Modern Culture_, is now on line at
Carnegie Mellon University's English Server at the following address:
(A link from the E-Server's home page to _EMC_ will be written in by
5-1-00; however, you may now access the journal by typing the above
address in your browser.)
Issue Number One contains the following:
Jean E. Howard: "Civic Institutions and Precarious Masculinity in
Dekker's The Honest Whore"
Theodore B. Leinwand: Response
Peter Stallybrass: "The Value of Culture and the Disavowal of Things"
Crystal Bartolovich: Response
Carol Banks and Graham Holderness: "'Effeminate Dayes'"
Phyllis Rackin: Response
Valerie Wayne: "The Career of _Cymbeline_'s Manacle"
Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr.: Response
With Early Modern Culture, we have tried to create an on-line space for
something like the active and on-going inquiry of a good seminar. Hence,
what you will find at this site are four works-in-progress by major
scholars in early modern studies, along with a set of responses from
readers-some junior, some senior-working on similar topics. With this
format, our desire is to open a conversation, and make explicit how much
all our work depends upon such opportunities for careful reading, as
well as critical (in the best sense of that word) exchange. We hope you
will find all of this work fresh and stimulating; certainly, we
ourselves are delighted with the labor and generosity of our
Given our mission, we have also left lots of "blank space" in the text
for you to record your own responses and observations, just as you might
if you were hearing the papers and responses "live." To post, send an
e-mail to either editor, and we will see to it that your comments make
their way to the "electronic seminar" page. Queries, comments,
bibliography suggestions-what you will-all are appropriate to this
If you would like to offer a work-in-progress to be included in an
upcoming issue of the seminar, send a brief (no more than 250 words)
abstract to the editors. We would also be delighted to have readers
nominate themselves as respondents for future issues; if you would like
to be considered as a respondent, please send us a vita and brief
description of your current research interests.
Our hope is that a lively exchange on the topics under discussion
ensues, and scholars working on similar topics-even if they are just
starting out-manage to find each other here on these electronic pages.
If Early Modern Culture becomes a site in which many scholars are eager
to try out new ideas, and where collaborative work is furthered, we will
be content. Please let us know if you have any ideas about how to do
Crystal Bartolovich, editor
David Siar, editor